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unfolding in washington right now. any minute, dianne feinstein set to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons. along with the vice president joe biden, who will hold his own fire side chat on google plus this afternoon to talk about the president's sweeping and ambitious gun control plan, then in a matter of hours, the pent gaunt is set to make a ground breaking change. leon panetta will shatter the so-called brass ceiling and lift the ban on women serving on the front lines of combat. >> the most hard-bitten combat veterans knew this was inevitable, but the announcement yesterday sent shock waves through the military and pentagon. >> bottom line, it has to be done. it we want to be there, we should be there. if we choose to serve and have the physical capability to do so, we should be there. >> as we speak, happening right now, john kerry is on the hill for what is expected to be smooth sailing. the confirmation hearing of secretary of state. he began with a spirited defense of the woman he will be replacing and then he got emotional. >> i would take office as secretary, proud that t
because senator dianne feinstein is introducing a bill to ban assault rifles and high capacity ammunition clips. tara mergener has more information now from capitol hill. >> reporter: dianne feinstein from california will introduce a bill banning assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. >> you need to do something about the guns. >> reporter: connecticut senators richard bloomenthal and chris murphy are cosponsoring the bill. they say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut proves there's a need to ban assault weapons. >> newtown fundamentally changed things. >> reporter: but the nra says law-abiding citizens need the same technology the criminals have. >> that means we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semiautomatic firearms technology. >> reporter: the nra has a lot of support here on capitol hill, especially in the house where many say an assault weapons ban has little chance of being passed. >> this is going to be a tough go. >> reporter: and it may be tough to win over some of the public as well. on wednesday, sheri
morning, when california senator dianne feinstein introduced a new gun legislation. that would outlaw 158 assault weapons and limit clips to 10 bullets. it is similar to the original assault weapon ban, but it does not have a sunset clause, as our original law did. this expired in 2004. >> in san mateo tomorrow local authorities are holding an anonymous gun buyback the bed. anyone can give up their weapons, no questions asked, and receive up to $100 in cash for a handgun, shotgun or rifles can be awarded a $200. it will happen tomorrow at the san mateo county dissenter from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. >> san jose police are investigating his third homicide of the year. or around 830 last night a man was reportedly stabbed several times near south side drive and hope street. the man was later pronounced dead at the hospital. police believe he was attacked by several suspects, but the motive was unclear at this time. the victim's identity is being withheld until his family is notified. >> san jose police might have a break from and eye witness who saw the attempted kidnapping of a 13 year-o
in newtown, connecticut a new bill to propose the bill for assault weapons it be proposed. dianne feinstein names a bill that includes 150 firearms and rifles and pistols and it would ban am mission clips holding more than ten rounds but would exempt more than 200 hunting weapons. the nra responded to the bill saying they are confident congress will reject it and finestein herself said the bill faces an uphill battle to win approval. >>> the senate has approved moderate changes to its rules on filibuster. the procedural delays used to kill some bills in nomination. senate majority leader harry reid worked out a deal with republicans that will allow bills to be brought up your quickly. and not require senators to stay on the floor talking as some senators wants. >>> manti te'o speaks in his first on-camera interview since the girlfriend hoax story broke. thursday, te'o told katie couric he was not in on the prank. and he admitted to stick stog the story after the fact. te'o as showed couric a twitter message where the man who allegedly perpetrated that hoax apologized to him. and he addresse
dorothy -- dianne feinstein. >> there you go. >> forgive me. i'm trying to think of all of the names i'm seeing. they are filing in. an estimated 800,000 people are barked out there waiting for their historic ceremony. the activities are tu to begin -- are due to begin at 8:30. after the president is sworn in, he will deliver his inaugural address and then there will be a parade down pennsylvania avenue. tori campbell is there. and we will be following all of the events right here for you. >>> back here in the bay area, a popular gun buyback event in marin county continues today. there will be one thing missing. the buyback part of that. tara moriarty joins us to explain. >> reporter: well, today is martin luther king, junior day, of course, the district attorney is saying because he advocated nonviolence this couldn't be more perfect timing. this is gonna be a gun surrender as opposed to last week, if we take a look at the video. you can see that people were actually getting cash for their guns. this particular event runs from 11:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon. the trouble is the county
dianne feinstein, the california democrat who authored the nation's original ban on assault weapons in the 1990s, but this ban would reportedly be much more strict. it would trap current gun owners and outlaw the future sale of some handguns and shotguns. joe johns joins us from washington, i understand that senator feinstein will show up holding a bushmaster. >> reporter: we don't know if she'll be holding it but we know she is going to have some weapons present that would be banned under her proposal, that would include bushmaster, as you know, they're fairly well-known, a bushmaster was we believe used by the shooter in newtown, connecticut. now, we know the broad outlines of what feinstein is likely to promow propose. it's been public for weeks. we look for detail, we expect a revised ban on the so-called military style assault weapons led to believe that means banning the sale, transfer, importation or manufacturing of about 150 firearms, some rifles, even possibly handguns, shotguns, fitted with for example detachable magazines and having at least one characteristic that the c
sponsor says it will take years. for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues, including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were very close to that tragic shooting. but here at the launch, she announced it great detail. >> i was the one who found supervisor milk's body and put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, one you see what the crime scene is like, it changes your view of weapons. >> she put on an elaborate event. even getting permission from d.c. to display ten types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the kind of rifle the shooter uses to murder children in newtown. >> assault weapons were designed for and should be used on battlefields, not on the streets. >> reporter: this would prohibit the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of assault-style weapons and ban large-capacity magazines of more than ten rounds of ammunition. it keeps legal most handguns
dianne feinstein -- excuse me -- >> yes. >> -- introduced a bill that would ban over 150 types of assault weapons. >> i think it's feinstein. >> allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people in close combat are replicated for civilian use. >> again, that's senator dianne feinstein there. senate leader harry reid says he'll bring the bill up for a vote, but will let senators add amendments. tony? >>> thank you. new this morning in the district, police are investigating a homicide in northwest. a woman was found shot in the head on 5th and nicholson street before 3:30 this morning. no word on motive or suspects at this time. we continue to bring you updates as we get them in. >>> a 17-year-old is recovering this morning after he was brutally attacked near the rhode island avenue metro station. he says he was jumped and robbed by seven men. his arm and jaw were broken in the attack. police are still searching for the suspects. >>> two arrests in a gang related murder of a prin
came forward again and said she would do it again this year. california senator dianne feinstein, who herself became mayor of san francisco because the serving mayor of san francisco at the time was shot to death, senator feinstein today at this press conference made her case. >> today my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than ten rounds. we have tried to recognize legal hunting rights. we have tried to recognize legal defense rights. we have tried to recognize the right of a citizen to legally possess a weapon. no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> i've watched the slaughter of so many people and i've met with so many victims over the years. and in congress nobody wanted to touch the issue. and the last several years the massacres were going on more and more. and going through it, i kept saying, what's wrong with all of us? how many people have to be killed before we do som
: harvey milk debating, dianne feinstein campaigning, jerry brown announcing. there's even woody allen and mohammed ali being themselves and the '60s being, well, the '60s. >> however many we put online there are many more waiting to be discovered. it's like opening pandora's box. until you show people what's in the collection, they aren't going to be able to connect with it and respond with it. >> reporter: garvin toms mass, nbc bay area news. >>> hundreds of people were on hand at washington, d.c. today to honor martin luther king jr. the ceremony took place at the king memorial at the national mall. the wreath was presented. the reverend jesse jackson and king's son, martin luther king iii attended the event as well. the national holiday honoring martin luther king jr. is tomorrow. it falls on the same day as president obama's public inauguration. he will take the oath of office used by a bible owned by martin luther king jr. >>> decorated world war ii veteran reunited with a medal he never knew was missing and given another he didn't know he was granted. 90-year-old george hier hil
senator dianne feinstein and she thinks most americans are behind her. >> sandy hook, i think, really destroys all of the kind of tales that it's nra is trying to weave about young people and guns. >> reporter: president obama revealed in an interview with the new republic, he takes guests skeet shooting all the time and "i have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this condition for generations and i think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake." we heard from congressman paul ryan this morning. >> let's go beyond this debate and get deeper. what's our policy on mental illness? what's going on in our culture that produces this kind of thing? and i hope we don't skip past that and bring out political ideas that recycle failed policies of the past. >> reporter: ryan's republican colleagues, congresswoman marsha backburn says -- >> doing a so-called assault weapons ban is going after a symptom and as teachers have said to me, don't focus on whatever is the weapon. get to the root cause. >> reporter: senator feinstein said she doesn't expect
: senator dianne feinstein of california proposed legislation this week that would ban the sale, manufacture, transfer and import asian 157 different kinds of guns -- importation of 157 different kinds of guns, ban high capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds and call for stronger background checks. meanwhile vice president joe biden who has been leading the president's gun control task force held a number of discussions this week including one today in richmond where he heard from experts who worked on gun control issues following the mass shootings at virginia tech. on thursday the vice president said he was more concerned about high capacity gun clips and assault rifles. >> more people out there get shot with a game clock that has cart ridges that you can have magazines that can put two, 10, eight, 12, 15, 30 shells in it than from any assault weapon you see. >> reporter: mean while the national rifle association believes senator feinstein's bill would take away meshes' second amendment rights and -- americans' second amendment rights and says instead they should be focusing on pr
democrat senator dianne feinstein unveiled new gun legislation thursday in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre. >> our weak gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. >> reporter: the new measure would ban the sale, manufacturer, transfer and importation of 157 specific guns and other guns that would meet a new lower threshold for being classified as an assault weapon. the bill would also ban high capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds, and it would beef up background checks. but joe biden who led the gun control task force says he's less concerned with assault weapons and more concerned with limiting high capacity magazines, saying the newtown shooter could have been slowed down. >> maybe it would have took longer, maybe one more kid would be alive. >> reporter: feinstein says her bill would not take away second rights. but a nra spokesman says otherwise, saying the focus should be on prosecuting victims and fixing the mental health system. senator feinstein and president obama have acknowledged the difficu
country, to try. >> reporter: senator dianne feinstein who you heard from in that piece introduced legislation that banned yesterday -- she also introduced the first ban in 1994 that expired in 2004. this version of it, much strict -- much more strict. however, it does not include 2,000 sporting rifles. that is not included in this firearms' ban. we're told next week, another legislation on gun trafficking will be introduced in the senate. back to you mike. andrea? >> all right. delia goncalves with that live update from capitol hill. >>> it is 6:34. jessica doyle is back with another your money report. >> and how much you pay in taxes with filling up the gas tank that could be going up. >> that's right hiking the gas tax on the table around the country for various states. even right here in our own neck of the woods. in maryland counties could raise the tax by up to five cents a gallon. to pay for local transportation projects. yesterday in annapolis it was in a proposal. the debate in virginia has become one of the most watched in the country. governor mcconnell wants to -- mcdon
dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban of 2013. listen to this. >> today my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than ten rounds. let me briefly describe the legislation we're introducing. we prohibit 158 specifically named military-style firearms. our bill also prohibits other semi automatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns. >> sean: now, what you just heard was your right to bear arms being shattered by the left wing lawmakers, 150 different firearms could soon be banned in the u.s. if in fact this bill is signed into law. earlier in the press conference, senator feinstein explained why it's important to prevent you, law abiding citizens and americans from opening so-called assault weapons which apparently now includes handguns and shotguns. look at this. >> military style assault weapons have, but one purpose and in my view that's a military purpose to hold at the hip, if possible, to spray fire, to be able to kill large numbers
's comments came just hours after california senator dianne feinstein reintroduced an assault weapons ban, targeting 157 specific firearms, semiautomatic rifles, and pistols with military features and magazines, holding more than ten rounds. even feinstein acknowledged getting it through congress will be difficult. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asked today, can you win this, the answer is, we don't know. it's so uphill. there is one great hope out there. and that is you. because you are stronger than the gun lobby. >> the nra responded in a statement, "senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. it's disappointing, but not surprising that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution." nbc's kristen welker is live at the white house. and she joins us now. good morning to you, kristen. >> reporter: good morning, luke. >> so vice president joey biden is going to eric cantor's richmond, virginia, today, part of this push by the white house that they're doing in their second term to take the campaign on the road. what do they h
these common sense gun rules. >> toure, to julian's point, dianne feinstein introduced her bill, which is an assault weapons ban bill. as we saw in the latest polls, there's broad support, 58% for this. support among gun owning households is 45%. let's hear jay carney on the bill itself. take a listen to jay. >> the president supports renewal of the assault weapons ban. he supports addressing or limiting the magazine capacity of ammunition -- the capacity of ammunition clips. the fact that they're hard, some harder than others, doesn't mean we shouldn't move forward on them. >> is that the acknowledgment of what julian was just saying, that in a sense they're going for everything, but if they've got to get it through the house, they're more likely to get some kind of rul on high capacity magazines than they are on assault weapons. >> the house does seem to be a potential problem, not just from the right but also from some on the left who are in rural areas. as julian was saying, there is tremendous support for the individual policies of the president, even "the washington post" polled
weapons. this past week, california democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that would be more restrictive than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asks today, can you win this? the answer is, we don't know, it's so uphill. >> reporter: the nation's largest gun lobby, the national rifle association, released this statement. the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong headed approach. the nra was criticized by one of its own members for running this ad, which brought the president's daughters into the debate. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> jim baker, head of the group's federal affairs division, reportedly disagreed with the commercial. the nra telling nbc news, differences of opinion are common to organizations throughout the country. the flap underscores how divisive the issue of gun control continues to be. political analysts say the president doesn't have a lot of time to get congress on board. >> he won't spend a whole year doing it. at
-capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than ten rounds. >> california senator dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban would be more restricted than the law that expired a decade ago. i want to bring mack molly ball and jonathan allen, senior washington correspondent for politico. first of all, let me start with you, molly. did senator feinstein's bill have any chance of passage? >> it's going to be very difficult. you know, this has been true since the day after the sandy hook tragedy and it's hard to see how it has changed. the math is just extremely hard. first in the senate where you have a lot of red-state democrats whose strategy electorally has been to diffuse the gun issue, to be pro-nra, pro-second amendment. >> yeah. >> and then you get to the house where there's a republican majority and we just haven't seen a lot of evidence of republicans really defecting on this issue. >> i want to bring in congressman the democrat from long island there and congressman, do we have you there? there we go. there's the congressman. thank you very much, congressman. from rhode island.
in this country is just belied by all the statistics, and on assault weapons, as dianne feinstein pointed out, when we had an assault weapons ban in 1994, we saw assault weapons crime go down 66%, 70%. steve is right, the reason we see the nra as marketing assault weapons to 10-year-olds is because shooting sports like hunting are on the decrease, and what the nra is fundamentally trying to do and what this is all about, everything that they do is about selling more guns. and the parallels to the tobacco industry become very clear. it was when we realized that the tobacco industry was trying to sell cigarettes and tobacco products to children when there was a national revulsion in this doesn't, and i think if you ask most parents, they will tell you that they think the answer to most of our children's problems does not lie in getting more cross fire in our schools or cross fires in our play grounds. so i think this is, again, one of the things that shows the extremism, the out of touch nature, the tone deafness of the nra and its supporters and it's one of the things -- one of the reasons we
safe, buy some shotgun shells. >> and dianne feinstein has introduced a bill to ban assault rifles, including the ar- 15, the type used to kill the children in newtown. >> feinstein made her announcement in dramatic fashion. she had on hand the assault weapon and a lot of survivors of gun violence. it would prohibit the sale, manufacturer, transport, and importation of more than 150 semi automatic weapons and ban large-capacity magazines with more than ten rounds of ammunition. she held out an olive branch to gun owners. >> the bill protects hunters and sportsmen by protecting 2,200 specifically named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes. they are by make and model exempted from the legislation. when we did this bill in '93, there were 375. today there, are 2,200. >> does that make a difference with the nra? here is the response from the powerful gun organization. senator feinstein, trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. surprising b surprising and disappointing that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution. she will have a tough ditime g
, which was introduced by california senator dianne feinstein, reinstates the ban that expired in 2004. the bill also restricted ammunition magazines to ten rounds or less. the senator admits, though, it's going to be a tough battle. >> if anyone asked today can you win this, the answer is we don't know. it's so uphill. there is one great hope out there, and that is you because you are stronger than the gun lobby. >> it's also another problem. a growing backlash among some members of the law enforcement community. they say they will not uphold any gun control laws they find unconstitutional. south carolina's sheriff al canon is one of those. he joins us live now. good morning, sir. >> good morning, carol. how are you? >> i'm good. thank you for joining us. how would you characterize dianne feinstein's bill? >> scary. very scary. >> why is that? >> well, because -- and she says that over time it's her goal to eliminate certain types of weapons. i think that's very scary and a slippery slope. i've not seen the list of firearms that she has elaborated on, but i think that -- i personally
? >> dianne feinstein will talk about a number of things including the automatic weapons ban, but we will have on as well as former general hayden. we wanted to talk about women in the military. they are uniquely qualified to look at this and say how does it change things? we will have that and a group of republicans that come on from the outside. the virginia governor to tell us how they think they can fix the party from the outside. >> 9:00 a.m. eastern. we will be watching. thanks. >> today an appeals court handed the president a stinging defeat for the panel unanimously rule and three people named to the labor relations board were appointed unconstitutionally. he used his recess power even though the senate was holding pro forma sessions just to prevent such appointments. the senior legal analyst will be here in the next hour and go indepth and explain what's going on. a huge constitutional issue and almost certainly we will have to go before the u.s. supreme court. we move to the increasing tensions in one of the most dangerous parts of the world. a million north korean troops faced nearl
. >> sure. >> the other news this morning, a big push to ban assault weapons. dianne feinstein of california taking the lead in an effort to renew the ban. she made the announcement in dramatic fashion. flanked by survivors of gun violence and examples of ten different types of assault weapons, she was granted special clearance to display the weapons in washington including an ar-15. that is the kind of gun used to kill children in newtown. >> these massacres don't seem to stop. they continue on. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines. >> so the goal is to get the weapons off the streets over time. paul steinhouser joins us now. feinstein is also providing exemptions here. >> reporter: she s she's almost reaching out to gun owners who use their weapons for hunting and sporting tachlt a listen to what she said at the news conference, john. >> the bill protects hunters and sportsmen by protecting 2200 specifically named weapons used for hunting or sportin
will show you all of that later in our schedule. here is some of what dianne feinstein had to say earlier today. [video clip] >> today my colleagues and i am are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than 10 rounds. let me briefly describe the legislation we are introducing. we prohibit 158 specifically named military style firearms. since the 1994 law expired, there has been an influx of new models of assault weapons. these models are more powerful, more lethal, and more technologically advanced than the weapons or in 1993. -- were in 1993. our bill. its other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine, and have one military characteristic. one criticism of the 1994 law is that it was 82 characteristic test that defined it, and that was too easy to work around. manufacturers to simply remove one of the characteristics, and the firearm was legal. the bill we are introducing today will make it much more difficult to work around
national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> next, senator dianne feinstein and others talk about the new proposed assault weapons ban. the bill would ban as a thick -- ban 150 specific types. this is one hour, 15 minutes. for coming today and i want to welcome you. this is a tough battle, so welcome. i'm pleased to be joined this morning by a cross section of americans who have been affected by gun violence. we have with us today, police chiefs, mayors, teachers, doctors, members of the clergy, mothers, gun safety groups, victims of gun violence and many others who care deeply about this issue. i would really like to thank my colleagues in the senate and the house who have chosen to stand together on this important issue. some of us have been working to prevent gun violence for decades. together we're introducing legislation to help in the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and terrorized communities. you will hear from my colleagues in the senate. senator durbin, part of the leadership in the democratic side. senator schumer from new york who helped me in 1993 by hea
after the connecticut school shootings. >>> dianne feinstein says her bill to assault weapons will have an uphill battle but she's not giving up without a fight. >> what does bother me, i've seen weapons spawned and grown and into the hands of younger and younger people over these years. i think you reach a point, as you said earlier, where enough is enough. >> now, senator feinstein introduced the bill last wok. it would limit the number of rounds in an ammunition magazine to 10. the strong shows a strong support for bans on some weapons but the nra says it will not pass. >>> the public safety committee tomorrow will fee demonstrations of firearms that are illegal here in california. lawmakers will also hear testimony from police, by researchers, advocates working against gun violence and also gun rights groups. >>> it is 8:15. in just over three hours, we'll hear from the senators who say they have the solution to fight immigration. kyla campbell is live in washington, d.c. where democrats and republicans are unveiling their four-step plan. >> reporter: in a series of events this week
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. congress is back in and a state of the union will be here soon. senator dianne feinstein will intruder -- will introduce her legislation that will ban certain types of assault weapons and that will happen within six months. the big question is -- when does senator reid move a bill to the floor and what does it move to the floor? he has not said what will be in that bill. we are waiting to see how far he will go with the legislation and when will he do it? timing is everything so there is no date set but it will happen in the coming term. host: also the timing on climate change -- guest: implicit in that question is the question of whether there will be any consideration given to apartment tax. the white house has gotten this question in the past and suggested that is not something they are considering. i suppose it is conceivable that obama has re-thought that might surprise everybody by putting forward something that would both tried to raise revenues by addressing the deficit issue but also try to curb emissions of gases that cause "-- global warming. i think that as a practical matt
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